Last year, Chris Paine’s sequel to Who Killed The Electric Car? --Revenge Of The Electric Car -- premiered to a packed audience at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.
Since then, the independent docufilm has shown at various art houses and community theaters across the U.S, but usually as a one-night-billing. As a consequence, you’ve most likely not seen the film yet.
Don’t despair. From today, the film is available as a DVD release available through various online and big box stores.
It will also be available on through various online and cable on-demand video systems.
Complete with all the usual extra features you’d expect from any DVD release -- including deleted scenes, celebrity interviews, and video of the Tribeca Film Festival Panel after its premiere -- the 90 minute film is a must-view for any electric car fan.
Narrated by Tim Robbins, the film follows four men determined to bring the electric car to the mainstream car market.
Three of them -- Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk; Nissan Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn; and former General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz -- are executives driven by the desire to sell the best possible car they can.
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The other man -- filmmaker Chris Paine’s close friend and neighbor Greg “Gadget” Abbott -- is an electric vehicle conversion specialist who got bored of waiting around for Detroit to build electric cars and so started to build his own.
The film isn’t exactly high-drama, but it does a great job of portraying how tough it really is to bring a brand-new vehicle to market, especially when it includes unfamiliar technology.
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As our own John Voelcker put it, “that’s a story worth telling, and Paine does so entertainingly. Even if there’s no villain to hiss at.”
Although the Revenge Of The Electric Car DVD is available from $19.95 through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Walmart and Bestbuy, the film’s makers have requested that, where possible, fans buy direct from its distributor, New Video.
At $29.95, it's a little more expensive than buying the film via mainstream retailer, but according to the Film's production team, buying from its distributor directly will ensure the films costs -- as well as future electric vehicle promotion -- can be covered.